About Mariyana Raynova
I was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, where I live and work. I have a penchant for abstract art but I am also interested in figurative art. Color and line represent the main focus of my work. I enjoy using various materials and different techniques, which enriches me as an artist:
- Wall tapestry
- Hand-painted silk
- Relief paper collage
- Hand-painted clothes
Nature, music, Bulgarian folklore, love, friendship, travels are all sources of inspiration for me.
It is exciting to get in touch with the art of Mariyana Raynova. This is a meeting with a delicate, refined and talented master. Her favorite scope of work is artistic textile. She works in this sphere of decorative art since 1981. Mariyana Raynova shows interest in the problems of both fabric and drawing. She draws flowers and leaves, finding anew the magic of pre-historic rock motives. Mariyana Raynova also creates unique painted clothing. She draws the painting, and then mounts it on the dress. Thus come the so-called clothes-drawings. In 1995 the artist organized two art shows in the USA - in Hampton, Virginia, and in Norwich, New York. Her wish to create something new, unusual, different, smaller in size and not so time-consuming as the creating of a tapestry, makes her do a series of collages. She exhibited these works in Geneva in 2000 and in Paris in 2001, participating in the 8th International Collage Salon.
By Dochka Kisyova-Gogova
Future Shows: Solo exhibition in "Shipka 6" Gallery - Association of Bulgarian Artists, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2010